Bear valley Trekking for 16 days

  • DURATION: 16 days

    GROUP SIZE: 2-10

    HIGHLIGHTS: Altai National Park, Tavan Bogd massif, Tsagaan gol valley, in Western Mongolia, Ulgii.

    COVERED DISTANCE: appx: 500 km 

    TRANSFORTATION: 4WD Japenese or Russian mini Van ,Airport transfers

    TOUR PRICE: usd

    2 pax 1600 $

    3-5 pax 820$

    5-8 pax 760$

  • WEAR Comfortable warm clothing, warm boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

Mongolian Grayling also scientifically known as “Thymallus Brevirostris Kessler” is basically just another class of the commen grayling, inhabiting vast river systems and lakes in the Altai Mountains of North-Western Mongolia.

This astounding fish is an endemic form, which lives only here in land-locked rivers flowing into large lakes, instead of having their mouth at the open sea. Missing a large predator and competing fish like a Taimen-Huchen or a sea-run Salmon, this Mongolian Grayling has developed a large growing breed, which turned into an aggressive predator at the top of the food chain.

Bear valley Trekking

Day 1. Fly to Ulaan-Baatar

Arrive in Ulaan-Baatar at the airport Chingiskhaan and transfer to Hotel, sightseeing with Mongolian's largest Buddhist Monastery, listen to horns calling lamas to temple, rituals and observe the monks, after lunch visit Natural History museum.


Day 2. Fly to Bayan Ulgii, Western Mongolia

Arrive in Ulgii, the capital of the Bayan-Ulgii province, which is the most remote town of western Mongolia. Visit the most interesting a handicraft shop, local black market and museum. It is well stocked and with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Ulgii as well as it colorful traditional costumes. Stay in hotel


Day 3. Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.

Drive by minivans(furgon)180kmvia Ulaan-Hus along the northwestern roude. Explore numerous petroglyphs and Turkic stones. Area of Bayan Ulgii is rich in archeological remains of the Bronze Ages. At Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where Tuvan nomads live, in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.  The Mountain is sacred for the residents and they protect numerous of ibex in there.  Meet local horseman who prepare horses and camels. Overnight in tents.


Day 4. Tavan Bogd Massif

 With the support of camels we will trek for 16 km towards to the base camp  and camp next to the 20 km long Potanina glacier, which runs down from the highest mountain in Mongolia. Remain there for two nights. , Tavan Bogd means “ The Holy Five” referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level.. The other peaks are named Nairamdal, Ulgii, Burged and Malchin. It is a stanning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow capped peaks and gorgeous view of all of them during the sun set and sun rise.

Day 5. Climb Malchin Uul.

For a full day we will make day hikes to the Malchin Uul. You don’t need any climbing gears. Just walking up 5 hrs only following by edge of Mulchin, you reach the top. Come back to the base camp same day.


Day 6. Back to Tagaan Gol Valley

Trek back to the head of Tsagaan Gol Valley where Tuban people spend their summer. Tuubans are shamans, and there are some tribe people who really practice shaman and they help sick people and do various shaman ceremonies. In the evening visit tuvan family and get introduced to their culture, taste dairy products as well as milk vodka, which is distilled from the yogurt made from yak milk. They also do wonderful felt crafts. Camp nearby the family.


Day 7,8. Altai Mountains crossing

We will load our equipments onto pack-camels and start trekking towards khar airah ,two  full days for the crossing sing of the Altai Mountain range .We will pitch camp before the snowy area. Certainly big game such as Snow Leopards and its prey species live here, but they are extremely difficult to see. Perhaps you may see Altai snow cock, the highest altitude living bird of Mongolia. We will cross the Altai at the highest elevation of some 3600m, near the peak of Tsagaan Hairhan Uul(3662). Overnight in tent.


Day 9,10. Bear valley

 Continue  trekking through  in the bear valley, spend one night near small waterfall. Trek down a valley with patches of larch forests and have a picnic lunch near so-called Green Lake, after few hours trekking down pitch camp.  Overnights in tent.


Day . 11  Akh su.

Our impressive camel caravan comes out of the valley , we pitch camp at the bank of river. Stay in tent.


Day 12, 13 Aral Tobe(hill) and To Khoton Lake

Full day trek through dramatic steppe valley along the river, we pitch camp Aral Tobe, next day head to Khoton lake . The area is below the snow-capped Ikh Turgen Uul. We are now only 10 km from the China border. These are the summer pastures of numerous Kazakh herdsmen. Their yourts are a bonanza of handicraft. They are  so friendly and hospitality people. You can enjoy to see when the sun setting and rising on the lake, swim and fishing. A fishing rod comes in handy here. The largest subspecies of Mongolian Grayling is easily fished here. Overnights in tent on the shore of Khoton lake


Day.14,15. To Baga Turgen Uul and waterfall.

Full day trekking and reach the joint of the two lakes, send back riding horses and camels, next day hiking nearby western side of Hurgan Lake and Hoton Lake, where many Nomadic Kazakh families spend summer time. Through in the Baga Turgen Valley  we see the beautiful waterfall. On the right side snowcapped mountains with forest, which make the wall between China and Mongolia. Overnights in tent.


Day 16. Drive to Ulgii.

Day 17.Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.             

After breakfast transfer to airport Ulgii, departure to UB.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in hotel in UB*** with breakfasts
  • Accommodation at the tourist camp in the countryside
  • Accommodation in tents
  • All entrance fees to museum and Nat.Parks
  • City tour ticket
  • Folklore show
  • Guide service for all program
  • Excursions as per itinerary and entrance fees to all museums and National parks
  • Horse, camel riding
  • Meals during whole trip
  • Transport for all program
  • Visit Nomads family

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